I’m A Celebrity ‘fake’ row after trials ‘filmed in studio away from castle’
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! bosses are facing more claims that the show is easier than previous years after it was reported that the Bushtucker Trials are being filmed in a studio.
The ITV show has been hit with 'fake' claims since the campmates arrived at Gwrych Castle in North Wales, after travel to the Australian jungle became difficult due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sun has now claimed that the the Bushtucker Trials are being filmed in a studio away from the castle, with the campmates having to take a minibus ride to get to them.
It is been alleged that the show's producers have built a studio area next to the castle, which covered by a huge tent.
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The is being made to look like it is in the castle grounds as bosses were told that they couldn't make drastic changes to the castle interiors as it is a Grade II listed building.
There has also been the added worry of having the creepy crawlies and creatures in the castle grounds, so the campmates are transported to the trial area and it is filmed in that separate location.
This follows on from claims that there is central heating in the castle, with the likes of former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard happily sleeping in his underwear despite them supposedly facing the harsh November nights.
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A source on the show told The Sun that while it looks like the campmates are "walking down the steep staircase into the depths of the castle" when they are actually "taken to an area separate to the castle where they are briefed and then put through their paces."
An ITV source has countered this claim by saying: "The trials are brilliantly conceived and producers go to town with their creativity to really put the celebrities through their paces and face their fears."
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They added that while "nothing is off limits" when it comes to what to expect from the trials, they admitted: "Due to the immense ambition of the build, it was impossible to create these within the actual castle so the trials are filmed in a separate structure on site."
The claim comes a day after it was alleged that producers run through the trial with the campmates, so that they know what to expect and how they can win the stars, which then gives them food for the camp.
An insider said: “Endless trials all resulting in celebrities getting stuck on intricacies such as locks and keys would make people switch off.”
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